Compare 2006 Saab 9-3 vs 2006 BMW 3-Series

2006 Saab 9-3
2006 BMW 3-Series
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4-Door Sport Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sport Sedan 22 31 $24,434 $25,900
5-Door Sport Wagon Combi 22 31 $25,377 $26,900
4-Door Sport Sedan Aero 18 28 $30,082 $31,900
5-Door Sport Wagon Combi Aero 18 28 $31,025 $32,900
2-Door Convertible 21 29 $34,434 $36,500
2-Door Convertible Aero 18 28 $39,512 $41,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
4-Door Sedan RWD South Africa 325i 20 30 $28,300 $30,900
2-Door Coupe 325Ci 20 29 $29,575 $32,300
2-Door Coupe SULEV 325Ci 19 27 $29,575 $32,300
4-Door Sedan AWD 325xi 19 28 $30,030 $32,800
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 325xi 19 28 $31,665 $34,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 330i 20 30 $33,485 $36,600
2-Door Coupe 330Ci 20 30 $34,395 $37,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 330xi 19 28 $35,215 $38,500
2-Door Convertible 325Ci 19 27 $36,215 $39,600
2-Door Convertible 330Ci 19 28 $41,040 $44,900
2-Door Coupe M3 16 24 $44,680 $48,900
2-Door Convertible M3 16 23 $51,685 $56,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,434
$28,300
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,900
$30,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$432 / month
$515 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 93.0
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.0 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.9 59.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 178.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 55.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 12.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.94
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x - TBD - 11.8 x 0.79
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Assist Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.97 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55HR16 P205/55R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - N/A
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3175 3285
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - N/A
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 185
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5500 215 @ 6250
Engine Type
Gas 4-Cyl Gas 6-Cyl
Fuel System
MPFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500 185 @ 2750
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 30
Transmission
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.43 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.88 2.46
Trans Order Code
MAN NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.82 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.89 1.23
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.85
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.32
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.66
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 BMW 3 Series
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Lower Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Upper Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut type

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